MBA in Business Administration
Bellevue University’s MBA is a 36-hour graduate program available online. (10 courses of 3 credits each at Bellevue University and 6 credits in transfer for post bachelor’s Judaic education)
The MBA is aimed at individuals from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are interested in running a business, a particular area of business, or growing their own businesses. The average MBA student is in his or her middle to late 20’s, with at least two years of work-related experience. Older students who would like to change or jump-start their careers or pursue an entrepreneurial path are also attractive candidates.
In the entrepreneurial environment of today’s business settings, leaders with a deep understanding of core business skills, enhanced by a working knowledge of supporting technology are in strong professional demand. Our revised MBA is designed to equip students to excel in leadership positions and advance in a dynamic business environment. The MBA program teaches students how to build capital responsibly (intellectual, physical, human, and structural), meet markets, and craft value for customers and businesses.
The focus on responsible capitalism will set Bellevue University’s MBA apart from others. Our revised curriculum will help turn knowledge into productive and responsible, market-based action that fosters student success and enhances the quality of life and wellbeing for members of organizations and communities. Its design equips students to meet the demands most called for in the 21st century workplace by building ethical leadership, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, team work and technical skills. Emphasis on capitalism and economic reasoning, practical problem-solving, application of data analysis for effective decision making, and work-life balance all prepare graduates to lead in a global business environment.
Major Requirements: Masters in Business Administration Curriculum (36 credit hours)
MBA Core Requirements in order of study
Students develop their knowledge of fundamental business functions and processes, including management of human capital, marketing, operations, and finance, applying this knowledge to realistic business problems in a variety of organizational settings. These business problems address ethical, economic, social, and other environmental factors that impact the creation of value for customers, markets, and society, both domestically and globally. Emphasis is placed on developing effective strategic decision making and communication skills.
Emphasis is placed on understanding reported financial information used to assess a company’s current performance, future risks, and business opportunities. Students develop skills necessary to understand the performance impact on financial statements and how economic events such as operating activities, corporate investments, and financing transactions affect the three main financial statements – the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.
This course focuses on the human and structural aspects of organizational management at the individual, group, and organization levels. Students assess, evaluate and apply evidence-based management practices and theory that can lead to tangible organizational performance outcomes, such as increased job satisfaction and organizational commitment, increased revenue and profits, improved motivation and conflict resolution techniques, greater work-life balance, and enhanced leadership effectiveness.
The use of quantitative and qualitative descriptive analysis tools to support informed decision making serves as the focus of this course. Techniques addressed include tabular and graphical displays of data such as the bar chart and histogram, and numerical measures such as the mean and standard deviation, and linear regression. Opportunity is provided to critically evaluate actual business scenarios applying critical thinking and problem solving strategies.
Students integrate classical marketing theory with innovative marketing techniques and tactics to support a firm’s overall marketing and business strategies. Students will learn how to assess, select and integrate digital technologies, analytical approaches, and social media in concert with a firm’s overall marketing strategy.
Students develop the knowledge of accounting information concepts that enable them to develop recommendations for improving the performance of the firm. Students gain skills and knowledge in topics such as cost-volume-profit analysis and the balanced scorecard to support budget preparation and variance analysis to improve company performance. Students with undergraduate degree or 21 credit hours of accounting: A graduate level accounting elective may be substituted for MBA 641 if students have an undergraduate degree in Accounting or 21 credit hours in accounting and have taken an undergraduate Cost or Advanced Managerial course and have earned at least a C or better in all of these courses.
Students acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate financial performance and strategies to utilize limited resources to optimize the financial value of a business. Key elements of the course include assessing financial performance, understanding financial and economic markets, computing the value of money and cash flows over time, performing risk analysis and project valuation.
Emphasis is placed on the operational activities that successfully create and deliver products and services across the entire supply chain from the raw material to the final product. Included is the development of those performance skills which enhance the supplier and customer relationships and the order fulfillment activities. Techniques addressed include demand forecasting, quality performance analysis, and productivity measurement.
The capstone course provides an opportunity to integrate and apply strategic performance principles presented in the MBA program. Experience is gained in formulating key strategic, financial, marketing and operational decisions necessary to operate a successful business and measure their success in doing so.
This course is designed for anyone who is charged with managing the day-to-day operation of a small to medium firm. It covers planning, budgeting, payroll issues, business taxation issues and use of tools and techniques to ensure that small business owners can comply with established laws keep accurate records and produce helpful reports for managerial decision-making.
MBA 699 Special Topics (6 credits) In this course, documentation of prior educational and professional experience is compiled into an MBA portfolio. Documentation that demonstrates requisite training, experience, and/or post-Bachelor course credit is evaluated by Yeshiva Initiatives Education Programs (YIEP) and submitted to the university for approval as credits in transfer.